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, to the obama administration. >> i got to start off on something that was really troubling that occurred last night. did you watch that packer game last nig? i mean, give me a break. i half think that these refs work part-time for the obama administration in the budget office. trying to pick the winners and losers and they don't even do that very well. unlike the seattle seahawks last night,e wa toeshi victory. >> vice president joe biden meanwhile has beenle holding mock debate sessions with chris van holland and campaigned yesterday in the state of virginia, keeping romney's comments about the 47% in his line of attack. >> he attacks the 47 the american people who he says paid no federal taxes. and he attacks, he, romney, attacking someone on taxes? atike me attacking someone for being passionate in politics. >> also yesterday here in new york city, president obama addressed the united nations. the general assembly there. the president strongly condemning the anti-islamic ren th mide east, but he he also says it did not justify the attack on the united states embassy. >> i know there are so
in iran. then there's a policy paper criticizing the obama administration for talking about drones to news outlets like "the new york times" and you have one of the iures for killing osama bin laden. if you want to know what his policy is, by using flying killer robots to do it, the answer is that he also thinks kig was a good idea. he wouldn't crash one in iran. any questions? it is days like this when you realize that however important this predeial campaign is and this decision is, that we as a country have to make between these two candidates, our ght no are etial fng th're essentially impotent now for debating questions like this one. choosing between candidates is supposed to be the way we choose between policies in important thing that affect or country including natnalsety bur politics have been allowed to shrink if one side don't want to talk about it, we're not going to debate it as a country. let people in washington figure it out. a new report out today says our seet drone policy,che've enleinhe betr pa of a decade, may be radicalizing the residents with a radical country. we'r
, the obama administration. with all of that said, his speech boiled down to, there's an imminent threat. he compared it to the holocaust well,nd hels tt action must be taken within the next year it sounds. >> yeah. it will be interesting to see in the text day or two how the obama administration responds. we knew this red line speech was comi. wenew that the obama administration and netanyahu ecallyidee necessarily on the future actions to take. it's been abundantly clear obama has not appreciated having his hand forced by netanyahu. netanyahu has absolutely realized that this is an election season, has been accused probably rightly so of putingertaints u.s. election system to what he perceives to be his benefit. now that we know what the netanyahu red line is, it will be interesting to se how the obama admistration responds, whether or not it agrees. i have a sense that they will not appreciate having been is ?ed into y aee wh do you not agree? it's interesting to see what the white house does. >> thank you very much, jim. it's a pleasure to have your analysis. thank you. >>> we have more
of the obama administration, what the president of the company said. i think they've been specific on the types of things that they would do to be able to increase jobs, provide more access to the american dream, and tough decisions have to be made. i cut spending in virginia about $6 billion eliminating deficits. republican governors have done it all over the country. sure there was some complaining and hardship at the beginning but we're running surpluses and the job rates in red states are better than blue states and that's what mitt romney will do. >> he's been specific about his goals. he hasn't been specific about how to reach those goals. what about what paul ryan acknowledged on fox -- >> andrea, hold on. >> go ahead. >> i have to stop you on that. the president of the united states, has not got a budget passed in three and a half years. that's -- you know, governors balance budgets every year on time. this president has not got a budget passed either house, even though he's had a majority. the president has had no plan to reduce the debt. he's increased the deficit a trillion dollars a
. romney criticizinmr. obama after drone crashed in iran. en there's a policy paper criztham administration for talking about drones to news outlets like "the new york times" and you have one of t is your gates for killing osama bin laden. if you want to know what his llobottoite y using flying answer is that he also thinks killing bin laden was a good idea. he wouldn't crash one in iran. any questions? is ys le th wheyo izatevermpornt this presidential campaign is and this decision is, that we as a country have to make between these two candidates, our politics are essentially failing right now. they'ressentially impotent n foba queionsike is one. choosing between candidates is supposed to be the way we choose between policies in important thing that affect or country including national security. but our politics have been eswanto a ik if one side we're not going to debate it as a country. let people in washington figure it out. a new report out today says our secret drone policy, which we've rt oa dede, y be or the beer radicalizing the residents with a radical country. we're not going t
aimed to draw parallels between the obama administration and that of jimmy carter. >> turn on the tv and it reminds you of 1979 tay ruin but they' burning ou flags and capital all around the world. eytogur bas. we've lost four of our diplomats. and what is the signal that our government is sipdzing the rest of the world? we're being equivocal on our values. we're being slow to speak upor for democracy. we're seeing countries stifle freedom in iran, russia and all these other areas and we're saying we're going to gut our national security, our milita. that projects weakness andhen u that, the superpower projecting weakness that creates a vacuum, a void and gets by cups who do not fill our interest and means our adversaries are that much more tempted us and our allies are much less liky to tru us like rael >>ine idwi address a lot of these today at the u.n. general assembly. >>> mitt romney and paul ryan continue their bus tour through ohio. innant interview yesterday with peter alexander, he asked about recent poll numbers and why he it z states. trail in so many >> i'm very pleased
with the explanation the obama administration has offered you on what happened i benghazi? >> i'm on the intelcommittee. i think it is very aropriate tll of theacts before they rush to judgment. and i think there are still facts that need to be uncovered. if they would have rushed the other way and then proven not to be the case in a terrorist attack, they would have been attack forhat as well. >> looking at what suse said on sunday shows in hindsight, that was a mistake? >> you dealith the facts that you have at the time. and i still think there are still facts to be uncovered in terms of certain time lines. th is a dangerous parf wo end the day we know that we've got to do a better job going forward of protecting our diplomatic personnel wherever they were in the world. >> you don't believe you were misled? >> i think as the facts come out, thedministratiois going wa t hreho out tus. my colleagues want to hear more. i can assure you this took place in a part of the world where i wish we would have had more intel but i think there is a real danger in rushing to judgment before you get all of the fact
by the press but the obama administration, secretary clinton, delisted real thorn in the side of iran, iran put heavy pressure on the united states to keep on the foreign terrorist list, the mek and the obama administration sent a message to the iranians, look, these people haven't committed any terrorismn 25, 30ears, the whole w has deedm, yeot going to blackmail u.s. policy. >> if you look at over all of the administration stance on iran with these sanctions which have demon strablely had hurt the iranian economy, it's why republicans don't want to take up the issue of foreign policy. ry said i wldav put eannsplac earlier. i'm not sure that's a bright line in the sand as far as the american voter is concerned or real foreign policy watcher. >> his position appears to bes the same as the president's position. with peter alexanderesterday or maybe in the 60 minutes minutes interview asked if what mitt romney wants to go to war with iran he should say so. >> he has advisers that do. if you look at the people that surround mitt romney there are many of the same sort of neocons that surrounded geo
presidential debate with new questions about the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the question is what would a big night look like exactly?
, could the obama administration have done more to prevent the attacks? >>> at the united nations, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu calls iran a nuclear ticking time bomb and makes his case for aggressive action by showing what can best be described as one of those bombs from the cartoons. the questio
in the obama administration. the president has focused a lot on the middle class, both in his policies and the rhetoric, the fact that the way the economy is playing out distributionly has been so skewed. >> i think that's a fair critique. my personal view is there should have been a larger stimulus. that would have helped consumer demand, it would have helped the middle class more. the distributional effects are skewed. the stock market, a lot of people have their pensions in there. a lot of unions have pensions in there. the stabilization of the market and taking the market from 6,000 -- >> and the growth. >> and the growth has helped a lot of middle class families. i think that's being reflected in the battleground support. >> joe? >> one area where i agree with sheila completely is the sort of failure to look at that household debt to gdp chart that you showed earlier and say, this is the problem. there has been a lot of confusion, i think, people talk about the banks, the national debt, whatever. this was the core of the issue, the fact that households had too much debt and that t
administration -- giving the obama debate team the play that they are going to run as if this president isn't going to be prepared to counter anything. i don't know what kind of caaign they areun and the last thing i would do is publicize my strategy in the first debate. >> i think you're right. >> the only thing i think more alarming about publishing your strategy before the date is that they are going at whatas enkoif m romney. i mean, just this week he's had to defend himself against accusation that he's been fast and loose with facts. look at this. >> we've been absolutely spot on and any time t's bn anhimiere it or remove it. >> so the fact that the media has called him on things that seem to be full of falsehoods, the irony here is that you're going to use that as your strategy? >> i thinkt's the only thing that they ve left that they believe they can put the obama campaign back on the defensive. i agree with joe. it's surprising that they are putting this forward and it has to be because in doing so they are now forcing the media to ask those qutions. you know, to fact check presiden
and the obama administration to confront china on trade issues. now he's saying, this is a door mat. i'm the one who will be tough. >> that was romney 2.0. that's clear that's the case. one of the specific cases that romney criticized the president on was the tire dumping case, which has resulted in jobs in cooper tire and finley, ohio. mitt romney just senses an opportunity here. there's no real -- there's been no real interest in his career in standing up to china. the president is doing the right thing. i urged him to be a bit more aggressive. he needs to move more aggressive on currency. this legislation would matter. there's no question. the president recently came to ohio to announce an auto parts trade action. we went from a billion-dollar trade deficit to $10 billion over the last ten years. that's a lot of job loss and a lot of jobs we could start to regain with with we enforce the rules that china clearly is cheating. they subsidize capital and energy and land and water. they don't play fair on currency. we stand up to them, it means good jobs and it will create a middle class in ohio.
. they are being buried by regulatio regulations, by taxes, by borrowing, they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> the romney campaign is taking remarks out of context. alex, will it work or is it just desperation? >> i think it's a real mistake whenever the romney campaign tries to play on the same field as the president and joe biden. nobody is a better surrogate, speaks more to the pain of the working and middle class than joe biden. don't even go there, paul ryan. that straight to camera shot, you saw both campaigns come out with ads. president obama is a much better speaker. he's more direct and communicates warmth and honesty. from mitt romney it seems hollow. if i were the romney campaign, i would stay with the fix it thing. do everything short of coming out with mops and brooms and talk about the economy. whenever they try to play the genuine american attack, it never works for them. they fall flat and it always rings hollow. >> alex, richard, great to have you with us on "the ed show." >>> coming up, the obama campaign released a new ad hammering mit
complimenting the obama administrations' record while advising the romney campaign to focus on the next four years instead of the last four years. >> if this election is just about the last four years, it's a muddy verdict. bush was president during the financial melt down, the obama team has turned that around pretty well. >> and david brooks thinks he knows a moderate republican when he sees one. and that mitt romney is faking it when he tries to sell right wing extremism. >> mitt romney does not have the passion for the stuff he's talking about. he's a problem sofr. i think he's a nonideological person. and he's faking it. >> rush limbaugh who pretty much hates everything that david brooks has to say, reacted this way to david brooks on his radio show today. >> ideological age that romney can't do it? isn't that why you told us he would be the best nominee? am i wrong -- am i missing something here? isn't that why brooks and others told us we had to nominate romney precisely because he wasn't ideological and that would be necessary to get the independence. if romney would go ideological i
. what remains to be seen is how the administration, and how team obama the campaign will handle this. so far they feel very confident in their foreign policy and they're saying national security is one of their biggest strengths. >> okay. felicia, here's john kerry. he signed a letter with other senate intelligence committee members for more info on the libya matter. take a listen to this. >> the republicans are working overtime to try to exploit a very normal, run of the course, administrative letter that we agreed to on a bipartisan basis in our committee, simply to get some additional questions put in front of the state department. >> he goes on to say it's all political now. i mean, is this going to become a campaign issue? >> absolutely. you're already seeing it become a big issue on the campaign. particularly on the republican side. of course. the problem, though, is that the house and the senate both adjourned for the rest of this year, up until after the election, earlier this month, and so if this is going to be an issue that republicans wield against the obama ticket it's going
and the barack obama administration from the beginning has been focusing on veterans. michelle obama -- >> she's always with the families. >> this is a theme that runs through the administration. it's paying off now in many states. >> and romney did them the favor of not mentioning -- >> of not mentioning. in senate races it will be big. that's a constituency surprisingly in favor of this president which in the past has not been the case with democratic presidents. >> this rings with that great movie by oliver stone, they cheer when you go off to battle, when you come back wounded you're not really one of them anymore. it's terrible. >> it's been smart and humane of the obamas to focus on it. >> thank you, howard fineman, great conversation howard and joy. >> claire mccaskill versus todd akin. two months ago missouri was a good bet for republicans. let's see how it's looking now. claire mccaskikacaskill joins u. >>> with four judges from the supreme court in their 70s, the next president could dramatically shift of the balance of the court to the right or to the left. who do you want picking t
in the polls but recent questions about his administration's handling of the terrorist attack in libya have potentially left president obama vulnerable on one of his core strengths, foreign policy and given mitt romney a new opening. the administration is in the hot seat for initially suggesting that the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi which killed ambassador stevens and three other americans grew out of a spontaneous demonstration against an anti-muslim video. the white house later reversed course and said it was a premeditated terrorist attack. david plouffe tried to clear up its inconsistency yesterday on "meet the press." >> information was being provided real time. obviously you're going to know more two weeks after an event and a week after an event and as ambassador rice -- that was the information from the intelligence community, provided for congress. the reason, obviously, we now have stipulated this is a terrorist attack is that came from the intelligence agencies. >> plouffe's comments after the director of national sbem generals released a mea culpa two days e
cases against china in one term than the previous administration did in two. and, by the way, we've been winning those cases. >> president obama spot on. his record on china is very clear. the obama administration as filed, couldn't them, eight cases against china over unfair trade practices, including one last week accusing china of providing illegal subsidies to its parts industry. in 2009 president obama imposed a tax on chinese tires putting 1,000 workers, americans, back to work. it's a move mitt romney opposed at the time. and today president obama blocked a chinese company from building wind farms near an oregon naval base. the white house cited national security risks and ordered all equipment removed within two weeks. for more on this, let's turn to california congressman john garamendi. john, great to have you with us tonight. >> always good. >> you bet. everyone knows affiliates of bain outsourced jobs to china when romney was there. what do you make of romney attacking the president for being weak, allegedly weak on china. is this his defense mechanism knowing he's got a terr
, it's time to get out. i half think that these refs work part time for the obama administration and the budget office. they see a debt crisis and they just ignore and pretend it didn't en happen. they're trying to pick the winners and losers, and they don't even do that very well. >> what a cheap exploitation of something people really care about. anyway, why are the anti-union guys like walker and ryan trying to get the unionized -- seehe ir rban fi at b speech writing. by the way, he was reading it off the lectern. he couldn't even remember it. >>> next, the story of chris christie and a reporter. the firsone of the season anyway. atn event yesterday one poer pressed chrise onis poes flo l you know what came up next? >> do you have a follow-up question? >> who are you, by the way? >> jim. >> from where? >> channel 7. >> my follow-up would be, i'm not sure that rings true. >> next question. >> this is an urnt -- wououw ffesti. plee. >> why would you brush it off? >> do me a favor, don't show up once in every blue moon and think you're going to dominate my press conference. >> i
the issue, he said from the beginning that people are underestimating the resolve of the obama administration to go to war in iran on nuk and 'v cstye it. because the president's deft saying the diplomat ex-thiic t b publ has an understanding, there's trust there and is ict oppent to make hay, the president's communicated i'm going to say one thing, i'm going to say another thing, our goal is to make sure that we get what we want out of the situation that there's not a war in the middle east. >> i think themerican public appreciates a ned potion. richard, how much do you think the american public understands the bull herbiishness of bib netanyahu, bilateral meetings in th oval office to meetingith congress and suprt o basically tacit support of mitt romney's candidacy? >> for a starter it's hard for any foreign leader, even one that generally americans feel favorably to that country, it's very hard for any foreign leader to intervene and try and nudge the bance a domestic election. it risks hugely backfiring. actually the bush administration tried to do in a german election aro
intact and the number of new gun laws enacted by the obama administration adds up to exactly zero. finally, the prediction about how the president would respond to captured terrorists. quote, terrorists captured overseas are given full trials in the u.s. court system, and they have to be allowed access to a number of government secrets to prepare their defense. well, actually government secrets to prepare a defense, i don't think so. here is a secret for you, the top terrorist, osama bin laden, is dead. >>> no doubt if the president wins re-election those and other far right scenarios will get a new luster for the second term. because fantasy leads to more fantasy. >>> up next, the big debate last night between elizabeth warren and scott brown. well, who won that one? that was a top of the card. who lost and what does it mean for the battle sfor the senate? you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing tra
the obama administration daily over this. he's even, you know,hown the opposition leader said three days ago, he said and asked the rough question in the parliament saying to nenyahu, the prime nister, whom do you want to r of, the iranians, mahmoud ahmadinejad or american president barack obama? is it more relevant to have good relationship with them, with americans or it's more relevant to make a point and to bully them every day? and het o askg t huens the prime minister who's seen even in israel endorsing mitt romney. >> well, let me pick up on the angle. the domestic situation in israel and affects the relations with the united states and the iran situatn because you have is clyca all say id he prefers mitt romney to be president and actions and words probably designed to help romney. on the other hand, you have barack the defense minister trying to help obama with the public words and statements. >> i think brack -- >> how will that dice ct b the november election result here? >> i don't think it will be very -- i mean, it might affect the jewish pulation vote more or less but i don't
whether to attack president obama over libya or stay focused on the economy? this as the obama administration is still under fire over its response to the deadly attacks in libya and over secity concerns at the consulate even before the attack. former state department official joel ruben will join me live. first, there's a lot going on today. here are things we thought you should know. florida's republican party is filing an a elections fraud complaint after finding suspicious voter forms in even more counties in the state. as many as ten is the new number. the forms are tied to the strategic allied consulting, a firm hired by the republican party in that state to register voters. the firm has been fired. it has also done voter drives in colorado, nevada, north carolina and virginia. the white house says a cyber attack on its computer system never posed any threat to the classified information. officials say the attack was ultimately foiled and no data was stolen. >>> new york city police dropped assault charges against a congressional aide who's accused of getting into a fight
motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >>> the obama administration's foreign policy moved domestic concerns to the side for a time this week. the president on tuesday addressing the u.n.'s general assembly meeting. the middle east and the threat posed by iran's nuclear weapons program topped the agenda there. after his speech, the president had no follow-up meetings with foreign leaders, not even with the leader of our closest ally in the middle east, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. prime minister netanyahu addressed the assembly thursday. and he famously used that image of a bomb with a lit fuse to make the point that iran cannot be allowed to make a nuclear weapon. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> joining me now, mark regev, the chief spokesperson for prime minister netanyahu. good saturday afternoon to you, sir. thank you for coming back. >> my pleasure. >> governor romney spoke with the prime minister by phone on friday after the call. governor romney spoke with reporters about possible action against iran. tak
as the obama administration. instead he yoked himself to ryan who is the architect of a radical and fprofane agenda in the house. he's tied to washington in an unpu unpopular agenda. >> during an interview after collecting paul ryan, governor romney said he's running on his budget and not congressman ryan's. let me play that. >> i have my budget plan, as you know, that i put out. that's the budget plan we're going to run on. >> you heard mitt romney there, so is it fair to assume he will follow paul ryan's blueprint? >> his senior adviser ed gillespie said if his budget reached his desk, he would have signed it. reverend norquist said the real leadership in the republican party is not located the in the oval office but in congress, and what republicans really need is sort of a human equivalent of up an auto pen. somebody with enough fingers to sign legislation. if you look at this legislation, it's not just a return to the days of george w. bush. on everything from environmental regulations to abortion to gun rights, it's worse than bush. so some of his centrist supporters they make this arg
politics out of what was a terrible tragedy. and i think the obama administration has a lot of good things on foreign policy to talk about. he's president of the united states. i think, you know, the situation was unfortunately and all the information sometimes doesn't come out as timely as people would like because it's the fog of war. but i think people have great confidence in barack obama's abilities on foreign policy and how he's managed difficult situations overseas. >> john, as mitt romney has said president obama didn't level with american people about that. to that quote, here's what david plouffe said over the weekend. >> that is preposterous and really offensive to say that. once information was received, it was distributed. this record on terrorism takes a back seat to no one. >> is there a political danger in going after the president on this? does it look a little opportunistic in a situation where four americans are dead? >> well, we are seeing -- i think paul ryan is right. we're seeing the obama foreign policy dissolve in front of our eyes. we do have all hell breaking loo
percentages. has the obama administration been successful at branding the medicare plan of the republicans as voucher care and are senior citizens moving away because they're afraid of the medicare changes? >> the ryan budget plan existed in terms of the 2010 election when republicans won 65 plus seniors by 21 points. part of the dynamic that exists here is, in fact, seniors are really unhappy with president obama's health care plan. what you see is this significant concern handling medicare, four years ago republicans would lose that by 25 points. now it's down in low single digits where republicans made significant progress. that is reflected in the medicare poll. >> why are senior citizens in the polls moving away from mitt romney toward barack obama. >> i guess i'm not seeing that in the survey the way you are. when i take a look at issue handling and medicare and seeing how we dramatically neutralize that issue, i'm not seeing it the same way. >> i think medicare is one question. the other question is senior citizens and who do they support? the movement is definitely toward barack ob
the obama administration. >> in the book you write about the obama's administration handling of the withdrawal from iraq. the administrion had a fresh chance to reengage with iraq leers d e li. obama did not act decisively on that chance choosing ahead to take hands off approach on iraq. this decision was characteristic of those obama made on ir. saw ersolnt ere not as an opportunity but rather as a leftover minefield, a path out of which had to be charted as quickly as possible. explain that to us. >> at the end of the bush administration, the beginng of th obama adnistti vice d substantially in iraq. the question was were we going to keep a small number of troops in iraq after 2011? how would that be negotiated? there was a significant difference, i think, in perspeive between t pta eir mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, civilians, saw iraq as an opportunity. they wanted to keep a reasonably sized force around 16,000. at the white house, the national security adviser sawt more sohe white house was much d more risk adverse. this dynamic played out throughout the
. this is nothing new to the obama administration. but it is new to hear him speak at length on this issue. so maybe what it will do is to open people's eyes to what's happening to women and girls in this country, specifically. >> victoria? >> the rhetoric used, where it's slavery. you don't have a choice. you didn't leave because you couldn't. and i wanted to talk about one sub segment of sex trafficking which deals with latin american women. over the past two decades what we've seen these immigrant smugglers going to small towns in mexico, very poor villages and saying hey, we can get you a job cleaning hotel rooms, waiting tables. it's going to cost about $2,000 but you can pay that off once you cross the border. so they come over and you fall into the same pattern of sexual abuse and tell you you're not worth it, it's your fault. >> and you have a debt to repay. >> on top of that, you don't know english and there is the threat of being undocumented that i can call ins at any moment if you don't do what i say. add on the threats and the women never leave unless there's an external force that come
of confirmations of judicial nominees from the obama administration, if you look at the politics that have been paid in the senate, everything has changed. the deference, all of that is out the window. it's just not the same. i think the next supreme court nomination, we are going to see a whole level of animosity, a whole level of fight that is very new to us. >> let me put up this graphic which is the confirmation under clinton, bush and the president. george w. bush high, president obama high but ten points lower. to me, it looks like a one way ratchet. things move in the way of destruction, not back. >> republicans are more motivated on this. >> that's the problem. >> the democrats are not motivated on this. obama deserves responsibility. 78 have been confirmed, but he hasn't filled all the seats. he has not nominated enough judges to fill the va can says there. the republicans say how can you blame us. >> this motivation is so key and important. we saw it when, remember when the democratic senate was filibustering judicial nominees by george w. bush, the republicans had a big event called
and a string of decisions. and the obama administration has said that it glees. it's not defending the law, but a group from the republican congress is defending it. >> they're also going to have to look at california's prop 8, to review that, the amendment to the constitution is that marriage is between a man and a woman. >> they look at that and the lower courts threw that out. they said that under the supreme court's precedence in another case about gay rights, that the california voters could not amend the constitution to exclude same-sex marriage once same-sex marriage had already been offered in california. >> higher education admissions. at the heart of this case, abgait fisher, because fisher says she was denied to the university of texas because she is white. what factors would affect their ruling? >> the court has ruled before that diversity is a compelling government interest. the government in other words has an interest, universities have an interest in compiling diverse classes of students, that diversity helps everyone and that they can look at an applicants's race in making
at the top of the hour on "morning joe," president obama faces new questions about his administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans including the ambassador. this just two days ahead of that first debate. we'll knock it around with our "morning joe" crew. >>> when we come back here, we'll huddle around the water cooler to watch a run-in between skater dude and some colorado wildlife. "way too early" coming right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a reason...to look twice. introducing a stunning work of technology -- the entirely new lexus es. and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. and the first-ever es hybrid. by earning a degree from capella more iuniversity, you'll have the knowledge to m
that the administration is projecting weakness by signaling -- by sayingxplicitlyhey doot that's what president obama said on "60 minutes" this week, saying does mitt romney want to start another war. has the president signaled too affirmatively he does t want to exert milary force, thate wopr toidt a all costs? >> well, i don't think one wants to create the impression ta you want to avoid the use of force at all costs. i think you want to create the impression, which e president has done, that the option is on the table tt we have the means to act on that option but earllo ihe preference. i'm sure that governor romney also wants diplomacy to be the preference. the question is, is there enough pressure put on iran to change its behavior. no question you have unprecedented pressure on it economically. underpinning that economic pressure with the kind of military options that will convince the iranians that if they're not prepared to reach a diplomatic outcome, they're the ones who pay the bigger price. >> the administration has ceainly indicat that they wiot tatn having a nuclear weapon. but how will we kn
, this was an outrage. the people in first the bush administration and then obama administration are like hey, nothing to see here. >> one republican incumbent after another was defeated by tea party because of support of the bailouts. >> obama was president and he had to defend the bailouts and make it work. >> and he had to answer for that. there's no doubt he had to do something. you couldn't let the economy fall off the cliff and let the big banks fail but you could have wound their business down over time. >> they're bigger today than four years ago. >> exactly. there's all kinds of other things they could have done. one of the lost opportunities of the obama presidency is all of the different ways he coffmuld e have managed the bailouts. >> and yet supported tarp. >> the auto bailouts, that was one part of the puzzle doing very well. if you look at the bailouts in the 1930s, hoover and roosevelt bailed out banks and bailed out other corporations but did it differently. they would go in there, fire the management. they would wind the company down if they didn't approve the way it had been operati
to what john said about the auto bailout being undeniable good thing for the administration, for obama, in ohiomn pcu formative personal problems i think were coming -- are losing him the election in ohio as well. the rich guy, the boss, the -- all that stuff, that is part narrative, part real, just is kill him. >> the james lipton was on this program and said another word for job creators is, bosses. and that's exactly -- the republicans have done a masterful job in sort of changing the game on that but mitt romney i a boss fund li ycolleague, e.j. dion in the washington post writes the latest washington post polls in ohio and florida underscore the trouble mitt romney is having gaining on the economy. basically e.j. saying the republicans have had a very sort of crass attitude towards how the americans will vote. if you're lking at the poll numbers seemsike the american public has more ouaie as far as the economy. >> the interesting thing to me about the numbers in ohio, is that even those who say the economy is going badly, blame kasic as much as they bla obama and those who think i
administrations most recently the obama white house. he's a middle east diplomacy analyst for msnbc and with the washington institute. so dennis, what about the speech today and the criticism you've heard from dan senor that the president is cmuniti wesslmin the military threat off the table by privately communicating and signaling that we really, really don't want to go to war? >> well, i don't think he did that in today's eech. i don't think he personally has done it. he has made it car the ctisreioot containment, meaning we will prevent an iran from having nuclear weapons, not simply contain and live with it if it gets it. that has an implication if diplomacy fas. number two, there's been a dramatic buildup in terms of our lflitary forces in theersi avwori battle groups in the persian gulf. the question is, is iran under pressure to affect their behavior? obviously the president has succeeded in putting together a coalition that has put iran over enormous pressure economically, military, says and said it again today, that he would like to give diplomacy a chance, but he also sai
to sit in that seat. >> well, the federal aviation administration said seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has now grounded eight 757s for reinspection. >>> to politics now where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of their three debates tomorrow night in denver. republicans are hoping it will be a game changer for their nominee. who right now trails the president in every battleground state. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with all the details. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. for both campaigns, this first debate brings both challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down suppo
of change. president obama inherited the largest set of problems of any president since fdr. in the last six months of the bush administration, the economy lost 3.5 million jobs and was hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs when he took office. and we have had 30 straight months of job growth in the private sector, more than 4.6 million jobs created. >> so no change? >> no. we have to continue more change. for example, president obama o proposed the american jobs act. the change we need is republicans to make sure that instead of caring about the one job they focused the laser on, they need to work with the president to help us make even more change. we have made the kind of progress -- we have made some progress, but we need to make more and that's going to require us working together. that's what president obama will talk about tomorrow night. mitt romney -- it's incumbent upon mitt romney to give us details. >> what about this issue of changing washington? it's something the president said is his biggest failure. why should we believe the president's reelection breaks the fever? does he owe the pub
that the administration is lying? >> yes. >> are we saying that the administration is incompetence? >> yes. >> intelligence community screwed the administration up. >> all of the above. >> these are not narratives that are not going to work that fit with the narrative that we've had for years that obama is strong. >> can i grant you that and ask, what about the debate? a debate on foreign policy that will bring these issues into the forefront. >> i would love to see obama who really knows these issues from a firsthand fingerprints on the documents way, versus romney who has been multiple choice and really has no foreign policy background at all. >> as you were saying at the beginning, s.e., a case to be made for going into either of these directions, either embracing the foreign policy criticism, going at it hard, trying to use that as a broader frame to say the president is ineffective, or sticking with the economy. i think either decision has a rationale behind it. what struck me as you have, mitt romney today with an op-ed in the "wall street journal" going to give this foreign policy s
that the obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey, that al qaeda is on the wane, that everything's fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> i think there are certain political overtones. how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say it was spontaneous? >> maybe it was. >> five days later? that doesn't pass the smell test. it was ever ignorance or willful intelligence. >> whether you agree with him or not, senator mccain has the credibility, a war hero, with great experience in washington dealing with foreign policy, how do you think, though, paul ryan did with that? is that turning the page? did that ring true? does that ring as credible saying president obama's foreign policy is unraveling? did that work? >> there is a time and a place for everything. the day after an ambassador's death is not the time to rush out and hold a press conference in america. and by the way, i said the same thing. well, i thought democrats were shameless during the ira
, brought in former generals, people from the bush administration who were not neocons. >> seconderm folks. icri. haven'tonehat wh they wento theesti focus on theice president, they needed to sort of bring somebody in. that is what joe biden did for obama in '08. that was the counter to john mccain. and they haven't done that. and i - it's going to be difficult for them to do that in the nextouple weeks. and goingnto that last debate whereygoto taing out is stuff, this is going be an issue, they're going to need to frame that up before they get there or it's going to be difficult for them to have much of a debate among, no, i'm better, i'm worse. >> i feel like we're i an unsustainable spot. these issues are being forced into discussion even if they can't be forced into the politics. i feel like reckoning is coming on this in political terms. john stanton, "buzz feed's" d.c. bureau chief. you do great work. >> pleasureo b here. >>> all right. are you a college studt? y know any eg students? do you have any sense of how college students will vote this year if they vote? a bunch of political
how one of his programs is helping a couple here. mitt romney has helped president obama by making some unfortunate comments about letting the foreclosure crisis, letting the market hit bottom. but you mentioned the briefing booklet buying comments that woodward reported made on early in the administration when he decided not to take an aggressive stance against housing problem. the housing problem here in nevada is why the economy -- it's stalling the economy in any comeback here. >> nbc wall street journal poll shows nevada's vote irs are undecided. but here's the president talking about this debate this weekend while in nevada. take a look. >> you may have heard that in a few days my opponent in this election and i are going to have a debate. i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. i don't know about that. . >> all about the best zingers there. how huge a wednesday night's debate going to be in persuading those voters one way or the other? this is the first time we'll see these men on the same stage sharing the same oxygen? >> y
heights, ohio, outside of cleveland, amping up his criticism of the administration for not being tough enough in china. a trade issue in ohio which has suffer problems competition from ovseasutig n onth lest unemployment rates in the nation and where president obama has pulled ahead by double digits in some polls. we'll be right back. up next, iran's president addressing the general assembly here in new york today and emmy winning tv host singer andy willia died atis he in so missouri after a year long battle with bladder cancer. andy williams best known for his rendition ofmoivwh won for baes song in breakfast of tiffanies. launched the andy williams show in 1962, on the air until 1971 and continued as a yearly christmas special. he was a close friend of robert f. kennedy and hisife ethel. william sang at theat ye later he named his son after rfk. kerry kennedy said that williams was a generous and long term supporter of the rfk center. we will miss him. ronald reagan called williams a national treasure. he recorded 18 gold and tee platinum rords with hs incling "canse losing you," h
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